Career Education Programs
Create new opportunities in your career—and your life—at CCLA.
With 200+ programs in high-demand fields across 19 campuses, there’s sure to be a program that’s the right fit for you.
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At CCLA, we believe that educators have one of the most important jobs out there. If you have a passion for working with young children, we have programs that can help you achieve your goals.
CCLA offers a wide variety of programs in the fast-growing energy and utilities fields. Taught by faculty with real-world experience, our 12+ programs will equip you with the knowledge and skills to thrive in architecture, construction, electrical, engineering, mechanical, and other roles.
The engineering and design fields are growing in California and across the globe—and you can be part of this growth with or without a bachelor’s degree. CCLA’s associate degree and certificate programs will prepare you with the math, science, and technology skills to enter the workforce immediately after you graduate.
For over a century, LA has been the world’s hub for entertainment and media—and there’s still no better place to work in these exciting and dynamic fields. While the job market for these positions is competitive, CCLA’s associate degree and certificate programs will give you a leg up by equipping you with the real-world skills, tools, and techniques used every day on the job.
Fashion and interior design are among the largest, most established, and fastest-growing industries in California. CCLA’s fashion and interior design programs are taught by faculty who have worked in these industries and bring their experience and connections into the classroom.
Most organizations do business on a global scale. In an affordable, convenient certificate of completion or associate degree from a community college of Los Angeles, you’ll gain the foundation needed to pursue a future in customs, business operations, sales, marketing and much more.
The demand for healthcare professionals is exploding as the number of Americans requiring health services surges. CCLA campuses offer 40+ programs in various areas of healthcare, from nursing to mental health, physical therapy to radiology. You’ll gain the skills to enter your chosen profession in a variety of health settings immediately upon graduation.
CCLA’s HSE Preparation program develops your comprehension of literature, the arts, math, science and social studies to set you up for success when taking the General Education Development (GED) Test or High School Equivalency Test (HiSET). Students who pass the GED or HiSET are granted a California HSE Certificate.
Whether you want to turn a passion for healthy living into a career as a certified fitness specialist, or a love for travel into a job helping others plan their next trip, CCLA has a program that can help you make a livelihood out of what you already enjoy doing.
With 12+ associate degree and certificate programs, CCLA will prepare you with the knowledge and toolkit to work in a variety of IT areas, from software development to business applications, database administration to web design.
Manufacturing in California is a $300 billion industry and accounts for nearly 8 percent of the state’s total workforce.* As the current manufacturing workforce gets older, employers need qualified workers to replace them. CCLA offers a wide range of programs designed to equip you with the skills to fill these roles.
If you have a passion for solving public problems and delivering public services, the 12+ programs at the Community Colleges of LA will prepare you with the skills, knowledge, and credential you need to build a successful career serving your community.
In California and across the U.S., there’s a large gap between the available jobs in construction and other skilled trades and the number of workers with the skills to fill them. You can take advantage of this labor gap by enrolling in one of the vocational programs at CCLA.
Start a career in exciting and dynamic transportation-related industries such as automotive, aviation, and aerospace. You’ll gain hands-on experience working with the latest equipment and technologies, training in some of the most up-to-date facilities in the country.